We Belong To Royalty
"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light."
(1 Peter 2:9)
To be royalty we must be related to the King. Jesus is the King of kings and we are in the royal family of God by the new birth. We are King's kids.
The Message Bible says: "But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you."
I am reminded of Mark Twain's story The Prince and the Pauper. The prince of the land traded places with a beggar and left the palace. Even though he dressed in rags and walked among the commoners, his royal background and dominion were not hidden.
Royalty was in His blood and it came out in his words and deeds. We are born again into God's royal family by faith in Jesus. You can't hide it for long. So go ahead and take your place in Christ.
Today's Thought to Take With You:
I am a part of the family of God. I am of royalty. Therefore, I will act accordingly.